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Vote now! ACC’s Nicole Bell nominated for DEI award

ACC’s interim manager of Staff Professional Development and Evaluations, Nicole Bell, has been nominated for a DivInc Champions of Change Award. 

Bell is among six Austinites recognized with a People’s Choice Award nomination for their community engagement and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work. Nominees were chosen by a selection committee comprised of diverse and distinguished leaders and advocates in Austin.

Voting is now open for the People’s Choice Award and runs through Thursday, February 9, 2023

The winner will be announced at the 5th Annual Champions of Change Awards on March 2 at Distribution Hall.

Vote HERE.

Learn more about Bell in her 2020 ACC Talks Black History Month interview.

National Day of Racial Healing 2022

From the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, watch this National Day of Racial Healing panel, featuring:

  • Rochelle Riley, director of Arts and Culture for the City of Detroit
  • David R. Williams, Harvard University professor
  • Rachel Godsil, co-founder of the Perception Institute
  • Quyen Dinh, executive director of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center

These distinguished panelists address how to counter racism’s effect on health and the importance of cultivating healthy, buffering environments for children and youth. 

ACC President's Podcast

Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation with Rep. Barbara Lee

About this podcast:
Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who has been representing California’s 13th district since 1999. She was the only person in Congress to vote against the expanded use of force authorization immediately after the 9/11 attacks and has been a constant force for peace in Congress since. She is working now to advance a Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Commission through Congress.

MOMENTUM: A Race Forward Podcast

Pod Save the People

Speak Up, Speak Out

Rihanna's acceptance speech for the NAACP's Presidential Award 02/22/2020.

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